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Local Audiologist Helps Bring Hearing To Dominican Children

Issue 51.16

St. George, Utah (Nov. 18, 2016) – Advanced Hearing & Balance Specialists Audiologist Dr. Brittany Garcia, Au.D., traveled with a team of audiologists to the Dominican Republic to provide hearing health care to children. The goal was to bring hearing health care services such as hearing evaluations and fit children with […]

Advanced Hearing & Balance Specialists Welcomes New Audiologist

Issue 37.16

St. George, Utah – Dr. Lance Greer and Kimball Forbes, MCD of Advanced Hearing & Balance Specialists are excited to announce Dr. Brittany Garcia, Au.D, has joined their practice. Dr. Garcia serves patients of all ages, speaks Spanish, and brings her in-depth experience working with pediatric patients and those with cochlear […]

Better Hearing Costs Less Than You Think

Issue 14.16

According to a USA Today article recently published, the typical American coffee drinker spends $3.01 per day on coffee, loses $1.10 per day on gambling and spends approximately 1% of their annual household expenses on alcohol. So you may ask yourself what this has to do with better hearing.

In the […]

Seasonal Thanks From The AHB Family

Issue 52.15

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just recently behind us, I can’t think of a better time to talk about family and giving thanks for another successful year. Each day that I come into the office I feel extremely blessed to work with the employees that really want to make a difference in […]

Similarities Of Phones And Hearing Instruments

Issue 18.15

This past spring break, I took my family to San Antonio to visit all of the interesting sites to see, including the Alamo, the Riverwalk and the historic little German village of Gruene. I was very fascinated with the whole trip and the history of that area as were my wife […]

Diabetes And Hearing Loss

Issue 45.13

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of America’s most widespread health concerns. Nearly 26 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss. Those are large groups of people, and it appears there is a lot of overlap between the two.

A […]

DRAMATIC Lifestyle Improvement Found In Patients Who Start Using Hearing Instruments

Issue 20.13

Many scientific studies in the past have confirmed the negative impacts associated with hearing loss: depression, anxiety and social isolation. However not many studies have shown the positive impacts created by a hearing solution. A new study released in September conducted by the Better Hearing Institute (BHI), shows overwhelming data about […]

What Is Your New Year’s Resolution?

Issue 1.13

It is 2013 and there are endless resolutions being made in the days leading up to the New Year as well as in the few weeks after the New Year has begun. Many resolve to lose a few pounds; others resolve to get that nagging project around the house done, while […]

Reversing Hearing Loss Through New Gene Therapy

Issue 32.12

On occasion I have patients who ask me regarding research being done to regenerate hearing nerves resulting in hearing loss. According to a recent preclinical study published by Cell Press in the journal Neuron, a new gene therapy has been devised that reverses hearing loss caused by a genetic defect in […]

What Do Audiologists And Alpaca Have In Common?

Issue 17.12

The comparisons may appear to be a strange topic, but hopefully you will see commonality between the two.

A world-class, male Alpaca in breeding prime is approximately $750,000. The fine Alpaca fibers continually increase in demand from the limited supply of North American Alpacas. A Llama from South America can be […]